psychological, mystery, thriller, literary fiction
March 23, 2017
"For as long as she can remember, Jemma has been planning the perfect honeymoon. A fortnight's retreat to a five-star resort in the Maldives, complete with luxury villas, personal butlers and absolute privacy. It should be paradise, but it's turned into a nightmare. Because the man Jemma married a week ago has just disappeared from the island without a trace. And now her perfect new life is vanishing just as quickly before her eyes. After everything they've been through together, how can this be happening? Is there anyone on the island that Jemma can trust? And above all - where has her husband gone?"
This starts as an almost traditional and well-worn story of a honeymoon couple on an exotic island where one goes missing.
So we think we know where the story is going. There are 2 scenarios: 1. He has deliberately left in the ‘missing drowned’ and walked away staged death; or 2. She has killed him and his body has got washed away and may never be found – shark eaten etc etc.
Except. That as the story develops it seems that what we thought we first knew, was not correct at all. The various characters tell lies – sometimes of omission and sometimes deliberately.
And whilst I’m definitely not going give you a spoiler, I am going to say this, you will never, ever, guess what really happened!